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K Hariharan: Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Cardiff and Newport

Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Cardiff and Newport: K Hariharan
Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Cardiff and Newport: K Hariharan

An internationally recognised foot and ankle specialist based in Cardiff and Newport offering the latest treatments and surgical techniques for foot and ankle conditions including sports injuries, bunions, arthritis, foot and toe deformities, diabetic foot problems and heel pain.

Mr K Hariharan is Consultant Orthopaedic and Foot and Ankle Surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport.  He offers private treatment for foot and ankle conditions at two independent hospitals in South Wales:

  • St Joseph's Private Hospital, Newport
  • Spire Cardiff Hospital

A leading foot and ankle specialist

Trained in India, Wales and the United States, Mr Hariharan is renowned for his expertise in the treatment of foot and ankle conditions, including sports injuries and metabolic disorders of the foot such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.  He has 20 years' experience as an NHS consultant, recently establishing the state-of-the-art Foot and Ankle Centre at the new Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr Hospital in Caerphilly in collaboration with colleagues.   Highly skilled in complex foot and ankle problems, he has a large tertiary referral practice both in his NHS and private practice and offers second opinions to patients with failed foot and ankle surgery.

In private practice, Mr Hariharan sees patients from across the UK and abroad.  Actively involved in the treatment of professional and elite athletes, he is honorary foot and ankle surgeon to a number of Welsh sports teams and is also experienced in the treatment of foot and ankle problems associated with dance.

Foot and ankle conditions treated by Mr K Hariharan

Mr Hariharan offers expert assessment and treatment for a comprehensive range of problems affecting the foot and ankle, including:

  • Ankle sprains and ligament damage
  • Fractures
  • Stress injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Achilles tendon problems
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions and toe deformities
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetic foot problems
  • Osteoporosis

Expert treatment of diabetic foot problems and Chacot joint disease in Cardiff and Newport

Diabetes, a metabolic condition in which the amount of glucose in the blood is too high, damages nerves and blood vessels resulting in a loss of sensation and poor circulation in the feet.  Small wounds or blisters can become seriously infected very quickly and a poor blood supply leads to the degeneration of the bones and joints in the foot and ankle. People with diabetes are not only at more at risk of breaking bones in the feet and ankle but, due to nerve damage, also more likely to continue walking on the injured foot, compounding any fractures or dislocations.  The combination of bone disintegration and fracture can eventually seriously deform the foot and ankle in a condition known as Chacot joint disease.

Highly experienced in the assessment and management of diabetic foot problems and Chacot joint disease, Mr Hariharan offers a range of non-surgical and surgical treatments, including casting to protect the foot and ankle, specialised shoes, fracture stabilisation and surgical fusion of joints.  The sooner Charcot joint disease is diagnosed, the better the outcome of any treatment and patients with diabetes are always advised to inspect their feet daily and seek immediate advice if they develop any symptoms such as ulceration, swelling or redness in the foot.

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Date of registration:

23 Nov 1993



Accreditation and admitting rights at private hospitals

Mr. K Hariharan is an accredited consultant for the UK's leading private healthcare providers and private hospitals, including Spire Healthcare

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St Josephs Private Hospital, Harding Avenue, Malpas, Newport, NP20 6ZE
           Tel: +44 1633 820 300
                                     Fax: +44 1633 858 164
                                   Sec: +44 1495 270401
                                      Email: footsecretary@googlemail.com


Treatments offered

  • Bunion surgery including complex bunions and recurrent bunions
  • Minimally invasive surgery for bunions for selected patients and as part of an audit programme to evaluate the technique
  • All lesser toe deformity corrections
  • Ankle, subtalar,& toe joint arthroscopy including minimally invasive keyhole fusion of joints in the foot and ankle
  • Minimally invasive hind foot surgery
  • Tendoscopy (keyhole surgery for tendon disorders)
  • Ligament  reconstruction in the foot and ankle
  • Ankle and toe joint replacement surgery
  • Complex lower limb deformity correction including computer assisted surgery
  • Deformity correction in the traumatised and arthritic foot and ankle
  • Management of diabetic foot problems and Chacot joint disease

Places of work

NHS treatment

Royal Gwent Hospital, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP20 2UB

Tel: +44 1633 238915


Private treatment

St Josephs Private Hospital, Harding Avenue, Malpas, Newport, NP20 6ZE            Tel: +44 1633 820 300                                     Fax: +44 1633 858 164                                   Sec: +44 1495 270401                                      Email: footsecretary@googlemail.com


Spire Hospital Cardiff, Croescadarn Rd,
Pentwyn, Cardiff, CF23 8XL

Tel: +44 1495 270401

Email: footsecretary@googlemail.com